Antietam Monuments

William Bozic, Houston, TX
Mike Stroud, Bluffton, SC
Chris Shelton, Indianapolis, IN
Alan M. Di Sciullo, Esq., Princeton Jct., NJ
Mick Burkey
5th Maryland
5th Ohio
7th Ohio

8th Pennsylvania Reserve
11th Ohio
12th Pennsylvania Cavalry
13th New Jersey

14th Brooklyn
15 Massachusetts
16th Connecticut
Fourteenth Connecticut
20th New York   2
48th Pennsylvania
66th Ohio

84th New York
90th Pennsylvania
124th Pennsylvania
125th Pennsylvania
132nd Pennsylvania
Clara Barton
Hawkins' Zouaves

Irish Brigade
James Nagle Panel
New York State
Old Simon
Robert E. Lee

This photo was taken on October 11, 2001 in the late-afternoon. The Texas Monument is located on Cornfield Ave inside the Antietam National Battlefield at Sharpsburg, Maryland. From near the site of the monument, Hood's Texas Brigade made repeated charges into "The Cornfield" at very high cost. The monument lists the regiments and a description of their activities. The monument is one of only a handful of Confederate monuments at the park.
The following specifications for the monument are taken from The Monuments at Antietam by Charles Adams, 2000. page 94. "Pink Texas granite shaft 7 feet tall and 2 1/2 feet wide, one foot thick. Erected by the State of Texas Nov 11, 1964."

Texas State Monument

This is a closer view of the Texas State Monument at Antietam National Battlefield located on Cornfield Ave. The monument honors the memory of Hood's Texas Brigade commanded by Col. William T. Wofford of John Bell Hood's Division, James Longstreet's Corps, Confederate Army of Northern Virginia at the Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam on Sept 17, 1862. This brigade was decimated in the fighting at "The Cornfield".

The following regiments were part of Hood's Texas Brigade:
1st Texas Volunteer Infantry
4th Texas Volunteer Infantry
5th Texas Volunteer Infantry
18th Georgia Volunteer Infantry
Hampton's South Carolina Legion

The style and shape of this monument is similar to other Texas monuments at War Between The States sites like Gettysburg, Mansfield, Galveston, Bentonville, etc.

This photo was taken Oct 11, 2001 at Antietam National Battlefield in the late-afternoon. The Georgia Monument is located on Cornfield Ave not too far from the Texas Monument. Inscribed on the Georgia State Monument are these touching words:
"Georgia Confederate Soldiers
We sleep here in obedience to law
When country called we came
When duty called we died"
The following specifications for the monument are taken from The Monuments at Antietam by Charles Adams, 2000. page 9. " an 8 foot shaft of polished blue Elbeton Georgia granite, about 1 1/2 feet square in its major section resting on a slightly wider pedestal block. Erected Sept 20, 1961"

McKinley Monument
This photo was taken at Antietam National Battlefield on Oct 11, 2001. It shows the monument to William McKinley and is located near the parking area by Burnside's Bridge. William McKinley was an enlisted-man in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry who heroically brought food and drinks to the men of his regiment while under fire near the famous bridge.
Later in life William McKinley was elected President of the United States. During his second term McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo, NY and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt became President. Ironically James A. Garfield was also a member of the 23rd Ohio who later became President of the United States and was assassinated, too.

84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Monument; Marks the spot in The Cornfield where the 84th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry (14th Brooklyn) of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, of General Hooker’s 1st Corps, was engaged on the morning of September 17, 1862. The Regiment's loss in the day's battle was 8 killed, 23 wounded

8th Pennsylvania Reserve
This monument near the northwest side of the Mumma Farm along Mansfield Avenue marks the spot from where the Pennsylvania 8th Reserve Volunteer Corps, 37th Regiment, advanced about 600 yards south and engaged Hood’s Confederate Division. Division losses at Antietam: killed 12, wounded 44

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